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Show Profile  SteveO Posted: 22 January 2013, 12:49 AM  
For Christmas I asked for a Go Pro. Santa obviously decided that I had been good but not THAT good and I got a $99 "Action Camera" from The Warehouse. I (and a couple of friends) used it at various events PreOceania, Oceania and every stage of Sprint the Bay and I'm impressed with the quality (720P) of footage I've obtained. I did replace the head strap supplied with one from my headlamp but other than that everything is out of the box.

My question concerns software for post-processing my footage. I'd love to hear what others have used and what they recommend. I'm looking for suggestions in two categories: firstly, free software that I may already have or that is easily downloadable that I can use to play with and gain a bit of experience and secondly, a good all round software package that I should invest in if I decide it is worth taking it further.

Show Profile  bards68 Posted: 22 January 2013, 3:33 AM  
Hi SteveO, The following is a message I got from a guy who did some cool stuff ... go to U tube and type in " Sprint Ice-O "
His reply:

Hi! Thanks for enjoying my clip. I'm using GoPro HD Hero to film the video, and a GPS-watch to record the route. Then I use Quickroute to put the route on a map. At last, to get both route and clip together, I use Routegadget map video


Show Profile  bards68 Posted: 22 January 2013, 3:34 AM  
sorry : Sprint Ice-O 2012

Show Profile  SteveO Posted: 24 January 2013, 11:18 PM  
Great video. The Route Gadget solution looks to work well for presenting entire races.

Does anyone have any suggestions for software to splice together snippets from multiple races e.g. six stages of STB?

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 24 January 2013, 11:38 PM  
you could start with something like Wondows Movie Maker

Show Profile  Ellmo1769 Posted: 25 January 2013, 12:54 AM  
I have seen various O videos from Duncan Morrison, Greg Flynn, Mick Finn and Ed Cory-Wright in the last couple of years so I imagine they could point you in the right direction ....

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 17 February 2013, 2:31 AM  
In case you need inspiration Steve look at this.

It may be worth looking at the full course first:

This message was edited by Michael on 17 February 2013, 10:35 AM

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 17 February 2013, 5:58 AM  
If you are into open source and linux then I recommend

If you are wearing a head cam don't forget to watch out for judder bars

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 17 February 2013, 8:30 AM  
As these things become more commonplace, I guess we'll be able to use them to monitor how confident individuals are going into a race based on how they are mounted.

Mass start/relay: Camera on back of head = confidence, camera pointing forward = not so much
Normal orienteering race would be the opposite.
Chasing start: swivel mounted?

Show Profile  SteveO Posted: 27 March 2013, 3:22 PM  
So, a mere two and a half months after Sprint the Bay, I have finally spliced together my video and uploaded it to YouTube:

In the end I worked with the free version of "Lightworks", which provided me with most of the functionality I needed and lots more that I didn't (but may explore in the future). I found that it was necessary to convert the raw video from the Action Cam using "EyeFrame Converter" before loading to Lightworks; Go Pro users may or may not have the same pre-requirement.

Also, the one area that Lightworks was lacking was in creating tiles and credits so I did that in Windows Movie Maker and imported the result in Lightworks.

The Head Cam will be back on my noggin for the Nationals in Canterbury this weekend; an edited version may be available mid year.




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